The Kansas City Royals will head to a National League park in PIttsburgh for a three-game Interleague series, but they don't want to lose the bat of DH Billy Butler. KC will shake up its lineup to keep Butler hitting, putting first baseman Eric Hosmer in right field, moving Jeff Francoeur to center and playing Butler at first. Hosmer has slumped at the plate as of late, hitting .220 with seven home runs and 29 RBI after a phenomenal rookie season last year.
Pittsburgh is 8-7 all time over the Royals, and enters the series winners of seven of their last ten. Despite a miserable 8-20 home record, KC has a winning record on the road this season, at 16-11.
Date / Time: Friday, June 8, 6:10 p.m. CT
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports KC
Radio: KCSP 610
Probable Starters: Luke Hochevar (3-6) vs. Erik Bedard (3-6)